10M with 2 x 2 miles at 544, 537, 2:00 jog rest, 535, 537
16.2M long run at 651 average
1 day off
2 rock climbing sessions
This week marked the first week that I've had a formal training plan from Coach T-bone in a long, long time. And every moment was wonderful. I don't know if it's because I unintentionally lost 7 pounds or if it's because I really haven't trained hard since August of last year, but I'm feeling like a badass. I'm itching to race and to test my fitness, but I'm being patient. I nailed the 2 x 2 mile workout, by hitting much faster paces than Terry prescribed on the plan. AND I was solo. From previous posts, you should know that I'm a freaking baby when it comes to working out solo, but I've apparently found a new strength. Probably because of my life situation.
Before the long holiday weekend fully kicked off, I got in 16 miles with Heather on Canada Road. I loved every part except 1) running over what may have been a rattle snake and 2) the lack of shade. But the course was great, with slightly rolling hills and then tons of cyclists with really nice, muscular calves for me to admire for a split second as they whizzed past me. Overall, I wanted to get a few more miles in this week, but I decided to take off one day because I was starting to feel a tickle in my throat and because I wanted to rock climb with my new friend Armon. All is well in the world as long as I'm making healthy choices that keep me happy. And I was happy taking that day off.
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